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Every weekday starts about an hour or two before I’m ready. My husband is a light sleeper and will always hear noises before I do, but if he goes to work early, I wake up to the sounds of kids or pets. The culprits are usually my two-year-old son or one of the cats. My dog and my five-year-old daughter love to sleep as late as possible.


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I will stumble downstairs, pluck the toddler from his crib, and look outside to see that one or both of the cats want to come in for breakfast.

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I will stumble downstairs, pluck the toddler from his crib, and look outside to see that one or both of the cats want to come in for breakfast.


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The sun usually comes up over the swing set.

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Our basenji/husky mix, Athena, is very curious about joining me outside for photos.


Next is breakfast for the pets and for my son, Des.

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Someone escaped outside when I came in from taking morning, and now wants breakfast.


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My daughter, Scarlet, is finally up and no matter what I try to do differently, we still have a somewhat stressful rush every morning to get Des to daycare on time, and to get Scarlet to kindergarten on time. Mostly, it works. Only mostly.

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Athena likes to “help” Scarlet get dressed after breakfast.


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Finally, both kids are in school! I come home to a warm fire, a late breakfast, and pets that finally want to cuddle because the cats love me best, for some reason.


Now it’s work time for me. I’m a blogger and a photographer and I like to mix up the work, by the hour. I like to do an hour of blogging – reading/commenting on other blogs, writing notes for my own posts, editing personal photos for my own blog. Then I will switch to editing client photos. Fall and winter were really busy for me this year and I absolutely need the time to myself to catch up. I would not be able to work this hard if not for daycare and kindergarten. It’s important to me to set the kid-free time aside every day to work on writing and photography.


 
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It helps me to have a clutter-free desk, but sometimes it adds up. I usually have water, coffee, my phone, a pen, tissues, post-its and a giant cat in the way.

I shoot RAW photography and I upload the files into Adobe Lightroom, where I will sharpen them, fix any white balance issues, and then export them into JPEGS. I will then do more detail work in Photoshop, with color casts, sizing, or healing tools. I will last upload my photos into SmugMug Pro. I like to have them in three different places – Lightroom, folders on my hard drive, and SmugMug. I pull photos right from SmugMug for blogging. There are easy codes to copy and paste from the albums


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After three hours of working, I break for lunch. Soup today because I’ve been sick!

After lunch, I straighten up the house a little. I do dishes, clean up toys and add some Christmas decorations here and there. This is our life-sized Han Solo in Carbonite statue in our dining room. He gets decorated every year too.

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This is my view from my second story loft office.

         

Often, it's so cute that I have to come downstairs to get a closer look.

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Sometimes, that closer look turn into cuddling on the couch.


 

Tamara is a professional photographer at Tamara Camera, a mama of two, a writer/blogger at Tamara Camera Blog. and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter and son in glorious western Massachusetts.

 

 


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